NUTLEY, NJ - School security stole the headlines from  Jenny Callaghan and Zoe Steck on college signing day February 1 as members of the credentialed press were locked out of Nutley High School. 

School security has always been a priority in the Nutley Public Schools. Voting was moved out of the local elementary schools to limit public access to the schools. Security intensified in Nutley following the domestic terror attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. One of those measures was the addition to secure doors requiring electronic pass cards and keys, visitors are required to "buzz" for access.

With much of the school staff involved in the signing, those waiting to get into the building were locked outside. Parents will be pleased to know that despite press credentials issued in conjunction with the New Jersey State Police, TAPinto Staff were not allowed into the building because the person at the door stated "I don't know you."  

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New secure entrances are a key feature in the proposed construction for Nutley Public Schools. New entranceways are proposed for Yantacaw and the John H. Walker Middle School in proposal. New security features will be built at Washington School during the Summmer of 2017. 

TAPinto Nutley congratulates Jenny Callaghan and Zoe Steck on signing with NJIT and UCONN. Both athletes will play soccer. We also congratulate them on making the entire TAPinto Nutley staff just how seriously Nutley Public Schools takes school security. Had it not been for their accomplishments on the playing field, we never would have discovered the plans to make the entrie district safe for years to come. is an online newspaper serving the Township of Nutley. is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association, and is the only locally owned news organization serving the community. Sign up for our FREE daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TAPintoNutley 

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